I don’t really make it a point to redpoint things. In fact I find redpointing much more stressful than trying to Onsight. With OS, there’s no real expectations. But with RP, there’s every expectation. I couldn’t clip the last clip of the pink. My left arm just didn’t feel as if it could hold me…… Continue reading Redpoint
Last Sunday I went out for a walk with a 5kg weight in my bag, so as to train for Tasmania. That’s when I understood what the planners meant when they talked about the “human scale”. Even on a bicycle, often you’re travelling at >10km/h, but when you’re walking, and especially if you’re walking alone…… Continue reading Walks
Sometimes you wonder when this precious peace will last.
We spent about 4 days in Tonsai, and met many other climbers. It was easy to chat them up – we had much in common despite our nationalities. So many different climbing partners throughout the years – so many different people I went multi-pitching with. Climbing is a very lonely affair – you’re the only…… Continue reading Climbers in Tonsai
I first climbed Boring and Meaningless about 4 years ago, I didn’t lead it. Someone put up the rope for us and we top-roped it. It was my second time at Dairy Farm. I remember thinking wtf the whole way up the climb. The handholds were so smooth and slippery. My feet wouldn’t stay on…… Continue reading Boring and Meaningless
Taking Japanese lessons on Saturdays in town allows me to spend time in a part of the country which I rarely go to these days – the city. Alighting at City Hall, the streets were busy but with none of the chaos that characterises weekday peak times. Strolling between buildings, you see locals and tourists…… Continue reading Cities
As I grow older, I find myself becoming increasingly judgemental about things I disagree with. Even as I try to be more tolerant. I know I haven’t become more understanding. I have to remember that not everyone is like me, not everyone came by the same experiences that I did. And I have to remember,…… Continue reading Judging